I’m so excited to be able to share this free printable 4th of July fireworks craft with you and I hope that you’re going to love it as much as I do!
There are seven different designs available with different levels of detail and both black and white and colored in designs so that you can choose the one that’s right for how much your child will want to do.
So if you have a toddler or preschoolers that will want to get busy getting that paint onto the page then we have a design that’s great for you, but if you have older kids that will want to add some coloring and more detail then we have something that’s great for them too.
And if you have kids of different ages? Well, you’re not alone!
You’ll also find a design with fireworks outlined in black and white too so you can use this as a 4th of July coloring sheet if you’d like.
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4th of July Fireworks Craft
This firework activity is both really easy to set up and really easy to create too, but it’s a great way to keep kids busy in the lead up to 4th of July and I think that painting with toilet paper rolls or paper straws makes a nice alternative to using a paintbrush too.
All you need to do is choose your favorite design, print it out and you’re ready to get started.
Fireworks Craft Template Designs
In the PDF file for this activity you will find 7 different designs, each of these also has ‘Happy 4th July’ written on them.
- Black and white houses and fireworks to color in
- Black and white houses with bunting, barbeque and flag to color in
- Black and white houses and flag to color in
- Four black and white houses to color in
- Two black and white houses to color in
- Four in color houses with bunting, barbeque and flag
- Six in color houses with bunting, barbeque and flag
4th of July fireworks templated printed on to white or pale blue paper or cardstock
Plate or tray
Toilet roll and / or paper straws
Optional – markers, coloring pencils or crayons
4th of July Craft Tutorial
Print out your choice of fireworks template, you can choose one which has already been colored in if you’d like to get straight on with painting or if you would like this activity to last a little longer then go with one of the black and white options which kids can color.
You can print the templates onto pale blue or white paper or cardstock but obviously be aware that while a blue background will look more like the night sky it is harder for colors to show as brightly on it.
I originally printed one of the templates onto a dark blue page as that was the color that I had available and it didn’t work at all which is why I opted for white!
If you’ve chosen a black and white design then now is the time to color it in.
Next is creating your firework stamps. These can be made out of empty toilet paper rolls or paper straws with the toilet paper rolls creating a larger stamp. Go with whichever option you have at home, which will be easier for your child to hold or just whichever you prefer the look of.
To make the stamp use your scissors to cut into one end of the cardboard tube before folding the edges out to make a firework shape.
Pour some paint into a plate or tray so that your folded out toilet paper roll will be able to fit easily into it. I’ve gone for red and blue paint and also added a bit of gold paint to help it look like fireworks.
If you have any metallic paints for kids this would be a great option here or if you have any biodegradable glitter then you could sprinkle this on top of your fireworks paintings afterwards for that added bit of sparkle.
If you want to keep the colors of fireworks separate then you could use different plates with separate colors and firework stamps, however that kind of color separation has never really worked well in our home (we’re very much people with sludge colored playdough) so I decided to just lean into the chaos of reality and make mine multicolored.
Dip your cardboard stamp into the paint and then stamp it onto your picture to make the fireworks shapes. As this is a painting activity it can obviously get a bit messy so I would highly recommend covering your table or workspace to protect it.
More Free 4th of July Printables
I love sharing free printables on this site because they’re a great way to help you have fun with your kids without having to spend tons of money.
We have tons of crafts and activities which are suitable throughout the year but these are some of my favorites which are perfect for Independence Day.
This 4th of July scavenger hunt is a great way to help kids really observe everything that’s going on around them and if you want to you can also use it as a game that the whole family can join in with.
Want a keepsake of your celebrations? Why not grab this free printable to make our handprint eagle craft.
Finally this 4th July printable wand craft is super easy to make and kids can have fun playing with it too.
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